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Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders get tough as Democratic race narrows
Hillary Clinton and leftist challenger Bernie Sanders turn up the heat in the Democratic race for the White House, locking horns over trade and the "Panama Papers" scandal ahead of the New York primary. PHOTO: AFP
Brexit campaigners cry foul over 'stay in Europe' mailshot sent out by British government
British Prime Minister David Cameron is accused of using state funds for propaganda after his government sent leaflets out to millions of voters urging them to vote to stay in the EU at an upcoming referendum. PHOTO: REUTERS
Formula One: F1 to bring back 2015 qualifying format
Move comes after a two-race experiment with "progressive elimination" this season was widely lambasted as a fiasco by teams and fans. The agreement will come into force from the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 17. PHOTO: EPA
Iceland swears in shaky new government after Panama Papers
New right-wing government takes office and comes under fire from the start as the opposition seeks a vote of no confidence and sticks to its call for swift elections.   PHOTO: EPA
Panama Papers: British, French banks told to report links
Britain's finance watchdog has given banks until next week to reveal whether they have any links to the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers leak. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
Media refuse to hand over audio in Charlie Sheen investigation
Celebrity website and the National Enquirer tabloid refuse to hand over material sought by authorities investigating threats that those media reported actor Charlie Sheen had made against a former girlfriend. PHOTO: REUTERS
FBI director says unlocking method won't work on newer iPhones
US agency's secret method for unlocking the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters will not work on newer models, FBI director James Comey said.  PHOTO: AFP
Brexit worrisome risk for global economy, says IMF chief
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says that the possibility that Britain would vote to pull out from the European Union poses risks for the already weak world economy.  PHOTO: REUTERS
Panama Papers: Argentine president Mauricio Macri faces probe
A federal prosecutor in Argentina opens an investigation into President Mauricio Macri's financial dealings via two offshore firms revealed in the so-called Panama Papers leaks. PHOTO: EPA
Former Auschwitz guard dies just days before going on trial in Germany
Nazi SS guard Ernst Tremmel was accused of being an accessory to the murder of more than 1,000 people. PHOTO: REUTERS
Lebanon detains Australian mother, TV crew in child abduction case
Lebanese authorities detain an Australian woman for allegedly abducting her two children and an Australian television crew accused of involvement. PHOTO: 9NEWS
Donnie Yen makes appearance in first trailer for Star Wars spin-off Rogue One
The Hong Kong movie icon is seen wielding a staff and knocking out a stormtrooper in a teaser trailer released on Thursday (April 7) evening. It adds to the intrigue surrounding his role, as the only promotional photo released so far seems to show that his character is blind. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
Golf: Jordan Spieth steady as Masters gets under way
Seeking to become just the fourth player - after Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods - to win back-to-back titles, the 22-year-old Texan pushed his approach to the first off to the right of the green. But a beautiful chip from a difficult position left him with a tap-in putt for par and he stayed at level par through two holes. PHOTO: EPA
2 British teenage girls get life sentences after being found guilty of 'brutal' murder of woman
The pair, who were aged 13 and 14 at the time of the attack, had been convicted of using a range of weapons, including a coffee table and a computer printer to commit the killing in December 2014. 
The girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were led out of the courtroom in tears after hearing the verdict, following a seven-week trial. PHOTO: AFP/CLEVELAND POLICE
Bangladesh finds Egypt-linked malware in bank's computer systems after heist

Investigator Shah Alam said the malware just discovered in the Bangladesh Bank's main servers had allowed information to be sent to an email address in Egypt for more than seven hours at the time of the audacious US$81 million (S$109 million) theft. PHOTO: REUTERS
Top executives at Volkswagen refusing to forego bonuses despite emissions scandal: Report

Top executives at Volkswagen are refusing to forego their bonuses this year, despite prescribing belt-tightening for the carmaker's workforce in the wake of the massive emissions-cheating scandal, the weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported on Thursday (April 7). PHOTO: AFP
Vietnam's new prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sworn in by lawmakers

Mr Phuc begins a five-year term with a range of tough challenges from domestic economic reforms to a simmering maritime dispute with China. 
He was the only candidate nominated for the position by party officials earlier this year and won 90.26 per cent of the votes in the rubber stamp parliament, according to state-run VTV. PHOTO: AFP
Cambodia's ambassador to South Korea charged with corruption over visa scam
Suth Dina's slew of scams allegedly included siphoning off more than US$100,000 (S$134,623) selling visas, the country's anti-corruption unit said.
He was detained earlier this week by anti-corruption officers in Phnom Penh after a lengthy probe into multiple complaints over his 25-month stint as ambassador to Seoul. EPA
Indonesia to resume executions of drug traffickers as it steps up war on drugs: Attorney-General
Indonesia said on Thursday (April 7) it will resume executions of drug traffickers this year, after a brief hiatus since last year's controversial executions of mostly foreign convicts.  PHOTO: EPA
5 charged over deadly collapse of Taiwan building after quake
Five people were charged on Thursday (April 7) over the deadly collapse of an apartment block in Taiwan during an earthquake, including the building's owner, with prosecutors saying "corners were cut" that made the complex dangerous. PHOTO: AFP
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